An original pie pan Constellation is always popular, especially with the beads of rice bracelet fitted. Model reference 168.005
HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?
From the serial number hallmark on the movement we can accurately date this movement to date from 1966. According to Omega’s own website this model was launched in 1962.
Normally the first thing to check with a Pie Pan is the dial (shaped like an upside down pie dish, hence the nickname). They are frequently restored or repainted, but this one all looks correct. One giveaway is the even patina across the entire dial, as well as a few marks shown in the photos. The case is gold capped, thicker than gold plate but not the cost of solid gold. The gold observatory logo medallion is still in place on the case back, albeit quite worn. The dog leg or hockey stick lugs are always a nice styling feature of this pie pan model, The chronometer rated Omega 564 movement is running well and keeping good time, and the crown pull quick set date is operating correctly. The bracelet could well be a later replacement, as the gold plating is excellent. It has the clasp number 32 and the end links numbered 512. The bracelet is very long and our sister website, SpareLinks.com, may have extra links if required. The bracelet has been cleaned in our ultrasonic bath, and could be swapped for a leather strap if preferred or to change the look of the watch (we all like variety!).
This watch will be supplied with our branded presentation box and our Certificate of Authenticity.
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Width with crown 36.4 mm
Width without crown 34.0 mm
Between lugs 18 mm
Lug to lug length 42.4 mm
Case Thickness 11.2 mm
Bracelet will fit a maximum wrist size of 210 mm. The bracelet can be sized for you if you give us your wrist size when placing the order.
All sizes are approximate.
Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.
From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.
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